Try the Easter Chocolates at Alon’s – they are divine (or so my boys tell me!)

_ALO3844I practice the Christian tradition of “giving up” something for Lent.   Therefore since Ash Wednesday, (about 40 days ago) I have not had any sweets or desserts.  It’s really not that hard to do considering the sacrifice of the One I am doing it for….However,  when Alon’s offers me the chance to try a bunch of homemade Easter chocolates— I really did wince a little.  I am after all, a CHOCOHOLIC!

I picked up the chocolates, stared at them, smelled them, and handed them over to the kids!   The boys were thrilled to help me with this “taste test” and think the chocolates were DELISH.  I think they are beautiful and smell DIVINE!

Check out the press release about the making of the Easter Chocolates….stop by Alon’s and try for yourself!peanut butter eggs  (I did save a few bites for myself for Easter morning!) – Audra


2nd Annual Junior League of DeKalb Tour of Kitchens

DSC_0040-smallReturning after a successful inaugural year, the Junior League of DeKalb County Tour of Kitchens will feature recently renovated, sophisticated, and meticulously planned kitchens on a self-guided tour in DeKalb County.

The tour includes chef demonstrations from Parker’s on Ponce and No. 246.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
1889 Hallford Court, Dunwoody, 30338

Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased online at or at the door.

All Houses on the Tour:
110 Dunwoody Creek Court, Dunwoody 30350
1889 Hallford Court, Dunwoody, 30338
401 Ansley Street, Decatur, 30030

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New Senior Minister for Dunwoody Methodist Church ~ Dan Brown

Excerpt from a letter sent to members of DUMC:

On behalf of your Staff-Parish Relations Committee, we are extremely pleased to announce that Bishop Mike Watson has appointed Dan Brown to be the new Senior Minister of Dunwoody United Methodist Church. For the last year, Dan has been the District Superintendent for the Atlanta-Roswell District of the North Georgia Conference, the largest District in Methodism.  Many of you have either met, heard or worked with Dan as he has occupied our pulpit, conducted a Charge Conference for our membership, and celebrated various functions with us in our Fellowship Hall during his brief time as District Superintendent. Read More »

Lemonade Days 2014

lemonade days14On April 23-27, 2014 Dunwoody Preservation Trust (DPT) will host Lemonade Days, its annual fund raising event. Lemonade Days 2014 will again feature the same format that we have enjoyed for the past few years. This year we plan to continue our extended carnival hours, add rides, diversify more broadly the food choices and add new activities. This new schedule has been developed based on community feedback to allow families more flexibility in planning their participation. Read More »

New hotel, shops planned for property surrounding Spruill Art Gallery

A hotel developer is proposing building a 128-room, four-story hotel on property surrounding the Spruill Center for the Arts Gallery on Ashford Dunwoody Road.

The project, proposed by Hotel Development Partners, also will include two outbuildings to be used for restaurants or shops, representatives of the developers told members of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association board on April 13. The rezoning of the property still must be approved by the city.  (Read the rest of the story here)